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 Eagle Scout Essay Contest
The NJ Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is pleased to announce that Eagle Scout Chase Wolff, of Andover, has won the NJ State SAR Eagle Scout Scholarship Essay Contest. The local Col. John Rosenkrans Chapter presented Chase with a certificate upon achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and a medal to mark his winning scholarship entry.  On Saturday, February 21, Chase was presented with a trophy and certificate from the NJ Society SAR for winning at the state level of the competition.  His essay and application have been submitted to the National Society SAR for further consideration.
The SAR Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Eagle Scouts in our communities. Every SAR chapter sponsors an Eagle Scout Competition that includes an application detailing Scouting experience, academic achievements, and community service, a 500-word essay on a patriotic theme, and a four-generation genealogy chart. The winner of each SAR chapter competition is entered in the SAR state competition. The winner of each state competition competes in the National Society's Eagle Scout Competition and vies for $14,000 in scholarships.
Pictured above are parents Don and Judi Wolff, Eagle Scout Chase Wolff and William Schmitz, NJSSAR Eagle Scout Chairman.

King Scholarship Contest for 2013
On May 18, 2014 Eagle Scout James Onorevole received an Eagle Scout Trophy and a check for $500 as the NJ State winner of the King Scholarship Contest for 2013.  The Arthur M and Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship Contest is administered by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and consists of a 2 page application, a 4 generation ancestor chart and a 500 word patriotic essay.  Only one applicant is selected from each state and one grand prize  winner is selected  by the national committee.

James Onorevole Receiving Award
L. to R. Eagle Scout and Compatriot Bill Freeland, Eagle Scout  James Onorevole,  and Eagle Scout and Compatriot Bill Schmitz
National SAR Eagle Scout Competition 2013
Below New Jersey State winner, Robert A. Tessier, receives his trophy and award check From NJSSAR Eagle Scout Chair, William F. Schmitz on May 6, 2013 in front of the Headquarter, Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Eagle Scout Tessier earned his Eagle Badge as a member of Troop 82.  Robert is going into his second year at the University of Pittsburgh where he is studying Robotics and Neuroscience.
Eagle Scout Tessier and Maj. Schmitz
Eagle Scout Award
Mike Wentz, Eagle Scout, Troop 254 and Donna Hare, Assistant Scout Master and Regent, Gen. Lafayette Chapter, DAR, receive SAR Awards from Bill Schmitz and Rev. Thomas at the August 9, 2007 meeting..

These, well deserved awards, were a result of Mike’s Eagle Scout project to restore the entire area around the two monuments at Chestnut Neck. Mike gathered a large team of volunteers. Along with a detailed clean-up, they power washed concrete areas, drilled and installed a well with pump. An amazing, well done job.
Mike will be joining the United States Navy at the end of the summer.
L-R Rev Thomas, Mike Wentz, Donna Hare, Bill Schmitz